First Peak of the Blue Ridge Mountains
Historic Saluda, Tryon & Columbus, NC
[Saluda, NC] Green River Adventures, a tourism-based guide service, launched The Gorge, the steepest, fastest canopy tour in the country. Reserve your Zip Line Canopy Tour. The Gorge, which opened in June 2013, features 11 zip lines, a sky-bridge, and 3 rappels in tree-based platforms. Participants will experience a 3-hour tour immersed in nature beginning at the outpost and finishing an unprecedented 1,100 vertical feet at the base of the gorge. Most of the tree-based platforms will have stunning views of the gorge.
Thousands of visitors journey to Western North Carolina each year in search of backcountry adventures, and many find their heart's desire in the Green River Game Lands, 14,000-plus acres of pristine wilderness in Polk and Henderson counties.
It's always a great time to take the scenic drive to the top of White Oak Mountain, passing Shunkawauken Falls and 2 beautiful top-of-the-mountain overlooks. Watch the view from a cyclist's perspective. Wow!